Chinese sword (nji 112)

Chinese sword (nji 112)

Chinese sword (nji 112)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale Click to Enlarge Image ” THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES OF SWORDS THAT WILL BE FEATURED IN THE ” FEATURED WEAPON SECTION OF KUNG FU TAI CHI MAGAZINE.” This sword is being offered for a short time only. As collectors of Chinese arms know most of these weapons from China were seized and or destroyed in the past and are becoming very hard to find. This sword in particular was acquired from a West coast dealer over 25 years ago. The blade is most likely from the mid 18 Century to the mid 19th Century, maybe older. It is very hard to date Chinese swords unless it still retains the original mountings. Most Chinese blades are not signed or dated and dating can be a task. Opinions can vary from the many experts. We were told that this blade is a true seven star sword blade and the brass that is left representing the stars were original and not added at a later date mainly due to the fact that each star is connected by the remnants of a wavy inlay which connects each star. This was usually only found on original seven star blades. The later brass additions on other blades were just usually round inlays of similar dimension and added at a later date. This is a monster to behold and wield. The blade is hand forged and the laminating patterns and tempered edge are can be seen throughout. The saya was made from rosewood we believe as well as the handle which is intricately hand carved with Dragons which...
Chinese sword (nji-111)

Chinese sword (nji-111)

Chinese sword (nji-111)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale ” THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES OF SWORDS THAT WILL BE FEATURED IN THE ” FEATURED WEAPON SECTION OF KUNG FU TAI CHI MAGAZINE.”   This sword is being offered for a short time only. As collectors of Chinese arms know most of these weapons from China were seized and or destroyed in the past and are becoming very hard to find. The blade is most likely from the mid 17 Century to the mid 19th Century, maybe older. It is very hard to date Chinese swords unless it still retains the original mountings. Most Chinese blades are not signed or dated and dating can be a task. Opinions can vary from the many experts.This is an excerpt from an article by Philip Tom of Mandarin Mansion who reproduced the handle of this sword. As you can see the blade closely resembles the sword second from the left. This particular sword was found many years ago in a consignment shop located very close to Boston’s Chinatown district. It was located in a very old building which has undergone Gentrification since. The building now has been converted to housing condominiums and the shop no longer exists. The blade was found in this saya with remnants of an old handle that was not restorable and stripped of its fittings. The shop owner at the time was told that this was most likely a 14 or 15 Century blade and was originally mounted with solid gold fittings and habaki that were stripped by the prior owner and refitted with this saya...
Chinese sword (nji-110)

Chinese sword (nji-110)

Chinese sword (nji-110)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale Click to Enlarge Image ” THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES OF SWORDS THAT WILL BE FEATURED IN THE ” FEATURED WEAPON SECTION OF KUNG FU TAI CHI MAGAZINE.” This sword is being offered for a short time only. As collectors of Chinese arms know most of these weapons from China were seized and or destroyed in the past and are becoming very hard to find. This sword in particular was acquired from a West coast dealer over 25 years ago. The blade is most likely from the late 18 Century to the late 19th Century, maybe older. It is very hard to date Chinese swords unless it still retains the original mountings. Most Chinese blades are not signed or dated and dating can be a task. Opinions can vary from the many experts. The blade is hand forged and the laminating patterns and tempered edge are very beautiful to behold. The saya was made from rosewood we believe as well as the handle which is intricately hand carved with Dragon and Phoenix which was most likely made when restored. The fittings are most likely mid to late 19th century with Bat motif and found on many Chinese blades. We feel this blade was made for Tai Chi training as it is light and well balanced and creates a whistling like swishing sound when slashing through the air while performing the many Jian or Gim techniques. the JIAN 剑;  劍; jiàn or Gim) is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. The first Chinese sources that mention the jian date to the 7th...
Chinese Sword (nji-109)

Chinese Sword (nji-109)

Chinese Sword (nji-109)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale Click to Enlarge Image ” THIS IS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF SWORDS THAT WILL BE FEATURED IN THE ” FEATURED WEAPON SECTION OF KUNG FU TAI CHI MAGAZINE. THIS PARTICULAR SWORD IS CURRENTLY SPOT LIGHTED IN THE MARCH/APRIL ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE.” NIUWEIDA / OXTAIL SABER Cutting edge 29 ½” Overall in scabbard 38” This sword is being offered for a short time only. As collectors of Chinese arms know most of these weapons from China were seized and or destroyed in the past and are becoming very hard to find. This sword in particular was acquired from the Norton Flea Market over 30 years ago. The blade is most likely from the late 19 Century . It is very hard to date Chinese swords unless it still retains the original mountings such as this. Most Chinese blades are not signed or dated and dating can be a task. Opinions can vary from the many experts. This Dao was originally found at the Norton Flea Market In Norton, Ma. During the 1980’s. The owner of the sword where found claimed it was given to his wife’s great-uncle at the turn of the Century from the Chinese government. He was a Consulate or Ambassador to China and leaving his post. A great farewell gift! THE OWNER NOW: This blade is not of the soft flexible training steel one usually finds in more recent blades but of a hardened battle type of steel. Cuts in the steel from blade blocks can be found on  the blade! The following is an excerpt from Philip...